Many painful dental conditions develop gradually, and are more common in middle-aged and older pets. Behavior that is interpreted as “acting grumpy” may be the result of dental pain.
Dogs and cats possess the instinct to hide signs of illness or weakness and therefore may not show obvious signs of painful dental conditions.
Smaller breeds are more prone than larger because the teeth are closer to- gether . Terriers, Maltese, Schnauzer, Cocker spaniels, and Shih Tzus are especially prone to periodontal disease.
7 out of 10 cats show early signs of dental disease by the age of 3 years
There is a 79% chance that a cat over 5 years of age has a painful odonto- clastic resorptive lesions along the gum line which invade a tooth.
What Signs Should I Look For?
The leading sign is bad breath. Dogs and cats should not have disagreeable mouth odor. Bad breath comes from infection. If your pet’s breath does not smell like roses, let us examine its mouth and advise care.
Discount for Dental Month
All February, Save $50 on a Dental Scale & Polish. Normal price is $312; all February it’s $262.
We use anesthesia for this procedure so that we can do a full teeth cleaning without your pet experiencing any discomfort. We’ll send your pet home with a clean mouth and a bottle of Tartar Control.